Rohit Sharma and Tim Southee
Rohit Sharma and Tim Southee (Credits: Twitter)

IND vs NZ- Match Preview, New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 2nd T20I. India and New Zealand are set to take on each other in an upcoming T20I game. IND vs NZ 2nd T20I is scheduled to take place on November 19 (Friday). The venue of the clash is JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi.

India defeated New Zealand in the first T20I by 5 wickets. Batting first, New Zealand posted 164-6 in 20 overs. Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman played crucial knocks of 70 and 63 respectively. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin picked 2 wickets each.

Mark Chapman and Martin Guptill
Mark Chapman and Martin Guptill. Creidts: BCCI

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Later, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma slammed 48 run-knock. Suryakumar followed up Sharma’s innings with an incredible 60 runs off 40 balls. In the end, India reached the target with two balls to go and won the match by 5 wickets.

India vs New Zealand
India vs New Zealand (Credits: Twitter)

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New Zealand and India have played 18 T20I games against each other so far. Both the teams have won 9 games each. New Zealand recently defeated India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 by 8 wickets, which lead to India’s exit in the tournament in the group stage. However, India bagged a major 5-0 victory over New Zealand in the previous T20I series.

Rohit Sharma and Tim Southee
Rohit Sharma and Tim Southee (Credits: Twitter)

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IND vs NZ- Match Preview, New Zealand Tour of India 2021, 2nd T20I

India

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Credits: Twitter

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India lead the T20I series 1-0 after bagging victory in the IND vs NZ 1st T20I T20I. Rohit Sharma is the skipper of the team as he has been appointed as the new T20I skipper for India. In the 1st T20I,  Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma were the top run-scorers for the team with 48 and 62 respectively.

In bowling, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin picked most 2 wickets. India defeated New Zealand in the previous T20I series. During the away tour, India outplayed New Zealand in all the 5 T20I games, winning the series 5-0. Now, they will look for a series victory at home as well.

India Team
India Team (Credits: Twitter)

India Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad

 

New Zealand

Tim Southee, New Zealand Bowler
Tim Southee (Image Credit: Twitter)

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New Zealand are led by Tim Southee in the IND vs NZ T20I series. New Zealand’s regular skipper Kane Williamson has been rested for the T20I series. In the first T20I, Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman played brilliant knocks. Guptill scored 70 while Chapman hit 63.

While bowling, Trent Boult picked the most number of 2 wickets for the team. Tim Southee, Mitchell Santner, and Daryl Mitchell picked 1 wicket each. New Zealand defeated India in the recent ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and finished as runners-up in the tournament.

New Zealand Team
New Zealand Team (Credits: Twitter)

New Zealand Squad: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Tim Seifert (wk), Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee (c), Todd Astle, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, James Neesham, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne.

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